News

Looking for a group of 3 organizers to take on Le Dîner en Blanc – London

Posted by Jeff Sabapathy on November 09, 2016 | 0 comment

Read More »

Dîner en Blanc International is currently looking for a group of 3 organizers to take on Le Dîner en Blanc – London. Le Dîner en Blanc is more than a simple picnic. It is a spontaneous movement founded on values like friendship, elegance, heritage, respect and secrecy...  In recent years, the event has brought thousands of people together from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. There are no commercial ...

The 28th Paris Edition Kept Secret Until the Very Last Minute!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 15, 2016 | 0 comment

Read More »

Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris took place last night in utmost secrecy. 2016 is proving to be a trying year for Paris. With the Seine river’s recent flooding, the workers’ union protests, and the upcoming (and highly anticipated!) UEFA Euro 2016, Dîner en Blanc organizers decided to keep the venue, and even the event date, secret until the very last moment.   Everything came together wonderfully last week on Wednesday, J...

Thank you - and see you in 2017

Read More »

Posted by Hannah Talbot on September 04, 2015 | 2 comments

Thank you to every single one of our 1,200 guests who helped to make Le Diner en ...

Not long now...

Read More »

Posted by Hannah Talbot on September 01, 2015 | 0 comment

We're getting excited about Le Diner en Blanc London 2015, and can't wait...

Save the Date: Thursday 3 September

Read More »

Posted by Hannah Talbot on July 26, 2015 | 0 comment

London, are you ready? Le Dîner en Blanc is retuning on Thursday 3 Septembe...

Member's wall
Started by Topic title Replies Views Last post
Cally W.
Living this weekend this whole week! Cannot belie...
0 77
Nonie Z.
HI James,

Can I use your table pleas...
0 160
Abi L.
Am finally on the train from Southampton. Have fo...
0 185
James M.
Hi Everyone,

Extremely late notice bu...
0 222
Nicolas K.
Hi All,

I don't seem to have any take...
0 235

Read More »
Most viewed questions

What are the membership and transaction fees for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, as offered by Dîner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve and convey the concept’s values, to sustain our corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will grow in the coming years. Dîner en Blanc International is working on updating its platforms (release planned for 2016) so that all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event become members. In addition, this annual fee will allow members to register for as many Dîner en Blanc events in the world as they wish.

Is Dîner en Blanc an illegal activity?

For almost 30 years, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris has been taking place without authorization, in some of the city’s most prestigious sites. The first editions were not easy to pull off. Today, French authorities know that the event is always well organized and that guests are always respectful of public property. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality helps promote the city’s image as a stylish Metropolis. On the other hand, all events produced according to Le Dîner en Blanc International guidelines require local hosts to acquire the proper authorization, permits, and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Since the founding of Dîner en Blanc International in 2012, the event has quickly spread to over 70 cities around the world, with close to 120,000 guests participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event. Launched nearly 30 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris now attracts almost 10,000 people annually, with 15,000 guests attending the 25th anniversary edition in 2013.

Is it possible to organize a Dîner en Blanc in my city?

Dîner en Blanc International has established an exclusive service to facilitate the organization and management of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. This turnkey service enables interested local teams to produce Dîner en Blanc in their own city, while connecting to the international network. For more information, write to info@dinerenblanc.info.

How can I participate?

You can register for Le Dîner en Blanc by one of the following three methods: by being part of the Hosts or Leaders’ personal network and getting invited by them (Phase 1); by knowing someone who registers during Phase 1 and asking them to sponsor you for Phase 2; or, by signing up to the waiting list and registering during Phase 3.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc is an evening like no other. Once registration is confirmed, each guests’ participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions. Participants arrive at a designated departure point with their table, chairs, and picnic materials, and then make their way to the secret location with their Table Leader by chartered bus or organized public transportation. They take all of their belongings with them at the end of the night, including leftovers and trash, and they leave the site as clean as it was upon arrival.

What must guests wear?

All guests must dress elegantly in head-to-toe white. This means no ivory, no off-white, and no beige… Originality is always encouraged, as long as it stays stylish and tasteful.

What must guests bring?

A square folding-table and two white chairs; a white picnic basket and/or bag including a gourmet meal for two, a white tablecloth and cloth-napkins, cutlery, dishware, and glassware; and a garbage bag.
Display entire FAQ »
Forgot your password?
Not a member yet? Register


Dîner en Blanc
London
In:
Days
Hours
Min.
Sec

Online Store

Facebook feed
Follow us on Twitter

Contact Form

If you wish to organize a Dîner en Blanc® in your city, or if you have any questions related to International matters, please click on D.E.B. International link at the bottom of the page. Thank You
.

Partner Contact Form


Formulaire de contact (presse)

For any media inquiries, please refer to:



Tom Reynolds
Tel:
07917 796 315 
email: tom.reynolds@madano.com
 
Julien Cozens
Tel:
07867 998 222

email: julien.cozens@madano.com

 

Volunteer as leader